Hazardous Material Handling and Storage

  • 7 topics | 40m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course covers information about drum handling, compressed gas cylinders, flammable materials, slings, safe lifting techniques, and safe handling procedures. The intent of the information is to familiarize the learner with safe work practices necessary to prevent injury while handling materials and equipment in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify safe lifting techniques when manually handling an object
  • identify what to look for during a visual inspection of a drum
  • identify safe handling procedures when working with drums and containers
  • specify the proper handling and use of types of compressed gas cylinders
  • identify the proper procedures for transporting compressed gas cylinders
  • identify the special precautions for storing compressed gas cylinders (untested)
  • identify the proper handling of compressed gas cylinders that are no longer needed
  • identify materials that may be flammable and/or combustible
  • identify safe handling and storage methods


  • Using Safe Lifting Techniques
  • Inspecting Drums
  • Handling Drums and Containers Safely
  • Handling and Using Different Types of Gas Cylinders
  • Transporting and Storing Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Working with Flammable and Combustible Materials
  • Handling and Storing Methods